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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An early Christian ascetic who lived on top of high pillars.

Usage examples (9)
  • To choose a stone perch in center of the sea where you will stay, a stylite, unaffected
  • He's said to be as rich as Croesus and as reclusive as a stylite, and that's all anyone knows of him.
  • He stopped, some paces from the column, and began to examine the stylite, wiping his face meanwhile with the skirt of his toga.
  • Soon the report of this extraordinary existence spread from village to village, and the labourers of the valley came on Sundays, with their wives and children, to look at the... for more
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